Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bulbophyllum facetum

Bulbophyllum facetum - Photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Bulbophyllum (Bulb) contains 1500 species found in all tropical areas on earth.

Bulbophyllum facetum grows throughout the northern island of the Philippines in the mountains. It is warm to hot growing.

The main thing that has to be done right in mounting orchids is that the plant not be able to move on the mount. Any aesthetic considerations come below that in priority.

The person who made this mount did a great job with rule #1. Those rubber bands don't cut the plant and are easy to put on.

Looking good when the in-laws come by? Not so much. They are already commenting about how few orchids are in bloom, they don't need to see this too.

As I may have mentioned I am *NOT* a form-over-function guy, but that doesn't mean a little extra effort to make things look good isn't worth it. That's why I hide my attach points as much as possible.

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